I never knew what it took to be a mom until earlier this year I had the potential to be one myself. Having a miscarriage was the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced in my entire life. I love that baby so much, and in the time that I got to care for it I had the chance to realize just how strong a mother’s love is for their child. When everything went down the first person I called after leaving the hospital was my mom, the one person I knew could speak love into my heart at that time, the one who could comfort me the most.
My mom is the greatest mom in the entire world. I know everyone says that…but it’s true. She is. She has the most incredible amount of patience and humor. Her love is so evident in the way she treats everyone, especially me, my dad, and my sister. She has so much joy and so much peace. She is a teacher by trade, but a teacher in everything she else she does.
She is beautiful in every sense of the word, a Godly woman who loves the Lord. She and my dad have an amazing marriage, and I’m so thankful that we grew up knowing the love they have for one another. She taught us that we are beautiful women too and to be confident in the love that God has for us and in the love that she and my dad have for us. She taught me and my sister to be women.
Mommy, I love you so much. I cry every time we have to part ways again, but am always so joyful when I get to talk to y’all on the phone and when I get to see y’all again. You both have been the best parents I could ever have asked for. Thank you for teaching me the capacity to love the people around me, to cherish the experiences of life (both good and bad), to be confident in who I am and what I am capable of, and to push myself harder to be the best person I can be. You are a constant comfort in my life, and I love you so much.